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Parasitic power draw from Fuse 13.

Hey folks. Need your help. 1996 Gl1500. I have a parasitic draw or short or something. When I detach negative terminal from battery and run a voltmeter through neg cable and neg post on battery I have a 12 volt draw. UNTIL I remove Fuse 13. Then it draws zero. According to manual fuse 13 goes to the stereo, cassette and trunk lights. I have detached all these plus running lights and cigarette lighter style power source for my GPS that I installed myself. Still no luck getting this draw to go away when I put fuse 13 back in. Anybody have any thoughts as to what I should check next. Getting frustrated and my poor bike looks like a fish that got boned!! Thanks for any advice folks.

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What you are doing is not parasitic power draw. You should check the amper to measure the current draw.
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Parasitic power draw from Fuse 13

Thanks. This all started because the battery tender refused to change from yellow light (charging) to Green (fully charged).

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Thanks. This all started because the battery tender refused to change from yellow light (charging) to Green (fully charged).
What is the type, brand, age of the battery?
What is the voltage between its terminals?
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new, AGM, Carquest brand, 13.5 volts

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I can't see a problem, check the voltage again while cranking (starting) the engine, what is the lowest voltage you get?
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Fuse # 13 is the "Backup Fuse" It maintains "Memory" for the radio presets, clock when ignition is off, and CB channel selections. There is power through that fuse when the ignition is OFF.....!! Did you disconnect the CB...????????? I am assuming your concern is "current draw" when the # 13 fuse is plugged in place.
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I had the same problem. It turned out to be a BAD battery tender. Try connecting it to another know good battery and see what happens.
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You are violating a couple rules of thumb with your test. It can be done with a voltmeter. First general rule is that anything below battery voltage is milliamps. If your battery voltage is 12.4, and the draw is 11.9, it's not necessarily a reason for concern. Using an ammeter with a 10amp or lower scale really is the best test, because now, you need to find out how significant the draw is. The drawing provided by Erdeniz Umman is correct..as far as it goes. Anytime you disconnect and reconnect the battery terminal you will power up memory voltages. Some radio heads and alarm systems can take up to 30 minutes to go back to a sleep state. Do the amperage draw test, but wait a significant amount of time for the system to go back to sleep. See if your reading is the same as initial connection. I see Honda gives a value of 5 mmA. I have no idea what an mmA is. I would suspect a normal draw to be somewhere around .010amps?
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